May 4, 2021


The Jar of Flowers stamp set, found on page 16 of the brand new Annual Catalog -- that went live today! -- is so much fun.

Recently I stamped two of the bouquets in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them in with Stampin' Blends. A few of the flowers, in fact, I stamped and colored twice. After fussy cutting all of the parts, I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop some of the flowers up over their original counterparts to make a more three dimensional looking bouquet.

The stem stamp was simply stamped onto green cardstock, then fussy cut. After placing the stems onto the bottoms of the bouquets, I added a little bow tied with hemp twine left over from an old Paper Pumpkin kit.

You can see in the photo below that I popped up 
the two larger sunflowers for the 3-D look:

I had found sheets of fairly flat cork at my local Dollar Tree. Snapping up a package of that, I just knew that I would find an awesome use for it.

The cork sheet in action:

To echo the color of the sunflowers in this bouquet, I added the whole thing to a gold colored card base.

The second bouquet I chose to work with was the spring-y looking one shown below. This card is going to be my mom's Mother's Day card.

Once again, I mounted my bouquet onto a piece of the cork, which measures 3" x 4 1/2". It cuts so easily with my Stampin' Up! guillotine paper cutter. I do wish Stampin' Up! would bring that paper trimmer back.

Another common denominator with both of the cards is the Sahara Sand piece embossed with the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder, which is, unfortunately, retired. I don't care; I will keep using it forever because I love its texture so much!

Adding it to a Magenta Madness card base bring 
the pinks in the flowers back into play.

Do you have this Jar of Flowers set? If so, in what creative ways have you used it?



  1. So pretty!
    The sunflowers are my favorite.

  2. I do have that stamp set! I made a few Mother's day cards with it and am really wishing I had though to stamp the stems on green paper.

  3. Lovely cards, Linda. I bet your mother loved hers. I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day! I found this post on the GRAND Social.

    1. Aw, thank you Christie! Yes, she did love her card. I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day also! I hope you come back again for a visit.

  4. I love the cork accent. What a great little find and you used it beautifully. #HomeMattersParty

    1. Thank you, Donna! Yes, I was thrilled to find it and anxious to put it to good use.

  5. Really cute and summer perfect, Linda!
    Thank you for adding your artistic work to the the FWF link party.